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New Moon Meditation (July/Cancer)

  • The Northern Warehouse 308 East Prince Street (studio 160) Saint Paul, MN, 55101 United States (map)
This month's new moon is in Cancer. Cancer is protective, nurturing, maternal, creative, imaginative, sensitive. Join us July 5th! Get tickets!

This month's new moon is in Cancer. Cancer is protective, nurturing, maternal, creative, imaginative, sensitive. Join us July 5th! Get tickets!

***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE***

due to possible inclement weather, tonight's meditation will be held at

The Northern Warehouse

308 Prince Street

Studio 160

Saint Paul, MN 55101

 

Meet Abby!

This month's New Moon Meditation will be guided by Abigail Touminen. Learn about her journey and what kind of unique magic she will bring!

I was 13-years-old when I first encountered Yoga, though I didn’t start practicing regularly until I was in college - looking for a way to manage my mental health without the use of prescription medication. The experiences I was having on my yoga mat were deeply healing - they helped me feel grounded, safe, and beautiful - so I decided to participate in a teacher training so I could spread what I’d learn from my own practice and help others feel empowered. I completed a 230-hour training with Radiant Life Yoga, a Yin Yoga training with Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner, and an Energy Medicine Yoga training with Lauren Walker in Montana. I teach a slow, gentle, and relaxing practice that focuses on bringing awareness to the mind-body connection and cultivating self-compassion and curiosity for our felt experience.   I am fascinated by philosophy, and enjoy bringing the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Energy Work, Astrology, and Taoism into my classes. My hope for my students is that they can tune into the energetic nature of this human experience, and start using breath as a tool to cope, heal, and empower themselves. I strongly believe that this practice will help us all step into the fullness of our lives, enabling us to access our creative, intuitive, and healing abilities.

I was 13-years-old when I first encountered Yoga, though I didn’t start practicing regularly until I was in college - looking for a way to manage my mental health without the use of prescription medication. The experiences I was having on my yoga mat were deeply healing - they helped me feel grounded, safe, and beautiful - so I decided to participate in a teacher training so I could spread what I’d learn from my own practice and help others feel empowered. I completed a 230-hour training with Radiant Life Yoga, a Yin Yoga training with Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner, and an Energy Medicine Yoga training with Lauren Walker in Montana. I teach a slow, gentle, and relaxing practice that focuses on bringing awareness to the mind-body connection and cultivating self-compassion and curiosity for our felt experience.

 

I am fascinated by philosophy, and enjoy bringing the wisdom of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Energy Work, Astrology, and Taoism into my classes. My hope for my students is that they can tune into the energetic nature of this human experience, and start using breath as a tool to cope, heal, and empower themselves. I strongly believe that this practice will help us all step into the fullness of our lives, enabling us to access our creative, intuitive, and healing abilities.

After we meditate, stick around to enjoy some calming Hibiscus Berry tea from the wonderful folks at Rishi Tea!

After we meditate, stick around to enjoy some calming Hibiscus Berry tea from the wonderful folks at Rishi Tea!

Rishi started in a windowless 400 square-foot space in Milwaukee’s Third Ward, where loose leaf teas were formulated and hand blended in micro-batches for sale to cafés throughout the Midwest. "Rishi" means “one who is a seer, sage, or seeker of truth” in Sanskrit. For us it means constantly striving to learn more about tea and strengthening our connection to tea and botanicals and the people who grow them. We strive to reveal the natural truth to our modern society, which has become so far removed from gardens and kitchens, and overly dependent on labs for synthetic and processed beverages. As Rishi, we want to share some natural and simple alternatives for people to live healthy and delicious lives. Discover new teas and join us on a wondrous botanical journey to leave No Leaf Unturned. 

Learn more about Rishi Tea here!

H I B I S C U S

& R O S E    ICED TEA

a stunning and refreshing floral drink to cool off with in the intense heat of summer days

Author: Noha Serageldin

Serves: 8

INGREDIENTS

  • • 1 litre water
  • • ¼ cup Hibiscus Berry Tea  from Rishi Tea
  • • ⅓ cup honey
  • • 2 tsp. rosewater

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a large kettle or heatproof glass bottle, Place the dried hibiscus flowers/teabags and the black tea teabags (if using). Boil the water and pour into the bottle. Let steep for 15 minutes then remove the black tea teabags (if using) and add the honey and taste to adjust sweetness. It should be intense and slightly sweeter than you like because it will be watered down when you serve it over ice or with soda water.
  2. Let it cool down completely, then add the rosewater. Cover and chill in the fridge until cold. Strain out the hibiscus flowers/petals/teabags, serve over lots of ice or diluted with a little soda water for some added fizz. Add some slices of lemon and/or dried rose petals for added prettiness.

So what's the deal with the New Moon?

When the Moon is new, the Luminaries -- the  Sun and Moon -- are aligned in the same Zodiac sign.  That makes it a charged time with concentrated energies of that sign.  

A New Moon is a symbolic point of attention, and a symbolic portal for new beginnings. 

New Moons are a great time to set intentions for things you'd like to create, develop, cultivate, & manifest.

T H E   L I T T L E  D E T A I L S

  • New Moon Meditations are monthly lunar celebrations hosted by CTG Yoga and guided by some of the Twin Cities' most inspired instructors.
  • Each class is composed of a carefully curated sequence and a custom soundtrack created by the guest instructor specifically for the event.
  • Instructors are invited to sprinkle the class with magical surprises that are sure to make each meditation a unimagined experience...that can translate to essential oil massages, sage-smudging, singing bowls, or crystal healing stones...

//t i c k e t s  are  $15

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Earlier Event: May 14
WANDERLUST 108: Chicago